My engine stops all the time!

Asked by Dec 28, 2016 at 03:29 PM about the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've a 2001 grand cherokee and it often shutters and turns off. No noise
when it does it, just the car shakes and then cuts off. It happens only when
i drive it about 2 miles or more, and then sit idle at a red light. Once it turns
off, the Preform service flag comes up on the thing on the ceiling. But it
turns right back on without issue. Occasionally it sputters while driving, like
when there is air in the fuel line, but there isnt, that happens less often than
the engine problem, (which is nearly every day.)
Last week the check engine light came on. I've CLEANED and then
REPLACED the idle air control valve, we also replaced the throttle. Every
mechanic i have taken it to says they need for it to turn off and have the
engine light come on to pull codes for their computer, otherwise it reads as
nothing wrong with it. but, its not like i can guess when it cuts off. some
days it doesnt do it at all... I dont know whats going on please help

1 Answer

74,375

Without the codes it is hard to say what is going on but I would start with a tuneup and filter change.

Your Answer

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

  • #1
    inuevafreak
    Reputation
    2,110
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,890
  • #3
    thejeepdoctor
    Reputation
    1,790
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
412 Great Deals out of 41,180 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Explorer
810 Great Deals out of 63,290 listings starting at $1,495
Used Jeep Wrangler
281 Great Deals out of 15,908 listings starting at $2,997
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
275 Great Deals out of 40,964 listings starting at $9,999
Used Toyota 4Runner
237 Great Deals out of 21,560 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Durango
299 Great Deals out of 20,449 listings starting at $999
Used Dodge Charger
460 Great Deals out of 27,845 listings starting at $2,795
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
647 Great Deals out of 36,708 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford F-150
2,225 Great Deals out of 182,703 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Compass
263 Great Deals out of 33,448 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,154 Great Deals out of 183,563 listings starting at $1,898
Used Dodge Challenger
263 Great Deals out of 21,424 listings starting at $6,999
Used BMW X5
425 Great Deals out of 13,195 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Camaro
421 Great Deals out of 31,920 listings starting at $2,395
Used Jeep Liberty
241 Great Deals out of 7,262 listings starting at $990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.